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provisions. host: is health-care availability widespread enough in this country, are we coming to a system where you have to go to a major metropolitan area to get cutting edge care or whatever? guest: it is not widely available in every way it should be. we have massive disparities in rural areas. doctors go to medical school in these funds cities -- fun cities. do they want to go work in a rural area where they have to deal with higher not practice premiums, bigger overhead costs, practicing out of their area and a broader range of services? there are increasing disincentives for good young doctors to go to rural areas and underserved populations. and now with the way reimbursement is going and with our health care system is, quite frankly, bankert, those disparities are getting worse. -- bankrupt, those disparities are getting worse. i have seen doctors go to a subscription service. people will pay me $1,000 or $2,000 a year and i will go to their house and they will have my number doctors are doing it and it is unfortunately creating a class segregation. host: nancy, your honor with dr
. the next is for sen. fischer. >> do you think every american is entitled to healthcare, quality health care to insurance? or do you think it is something that should be earned. >> i believe we need to look at the affordability of health care. we need to make sure americans can afford it. we need to make sure that americans have opportunities to have jobs, good paying jobs, in order to purchase health care. as i said earlier, we always need to be cognizant and take care of those who truly cannot care for themselves. we need to look a pre-existing conditions. i hear that bipartisan talks on both sides. i note that will happen. we can work this out so people with pre-existing conditions are covered. but my main concern is to make it affordable. health care really is not affordable for anyone. you can always get your insurance and whether you buy yourself if your self insured and have a large deductible, or if you're fortunate enough to have an employer who helps to provide you with health care insurance, it is expensive. we need to look at ways we can lower the cost of health care insurance in
, they're all subsidized. if you think about the affordable healthcare act, i would like to see the fed's swapped outk-12 and remove the burden of medicaid from the state, but also to get to a point where you could really start to use these exchanges as a way to increase the number of people have health insurance, and also facing the true cost of the care. >> thank you. sen. fischer, 30 seconds. >> we learn more and more about the affordable healthcare act every day. as i talked to medical providers across the state, they have deep concerns. they cannot expand because of the uncertainty. we have hospitals that are concerned, especially in rural nebraska. i have a number of critical access hospitals. they don't know what is coming because of the uncertainty that is out there with health care. i always go back to we need to make sure that health care is affordable. that was not addressed in the debate that passed or the non debate that passed the affordable healthcare act. >> thank you, senator fischer. >> i have heard the same uncertainty, but congress can take every single tax and spend
chief justice robert is likely to do this term based on his vote in the health-care case? is he now armor plated? what does it mean? >> i do not think it means very much. i am one of those folks who things may be he wrote the opinion he wrote because that is what he thought. it seemed to me the opinion and others will throw stuff at me that was plausible enough on its own terms. there is speculation that now that he has showed he is not a right wing nuts, he can go back to the right wing that most of the time. i doubt he thinks that way. >> any other thoughts to? ? >> we invite questions from those of you here. >> at the price of being a bit predictable, i'm wondering if anyone can comment on whether any of the cases he discussed would offer opportunities for governor romney or president obama to score political points. and what that argument might sound like on these issues. is there any chance that either of them will try to do something like this? >> i think it would be a reference back. because the economy takes all the oxygen out of the election with a little bit of foreign aff
, the republicans used to claim that obama funded his health-care plan with $500 billion in cuts. how did it balloon to $700 billion? a simple explanation. the congressional budget office is in a new estimate based on a different and later 10-year time line. republicans decided to pick the biggest number possible. medicare -- spending is not being reduced. $700 billion -- that comes from the difference over 10 years between anticipated medicare spending, what is known as the baseline, and changes the law makes to reduce spending. the statement -- that is mostly come out of health care providers, not medicare beneficiaries. the medicare actuary has raised significant doubts as to whether any cuts would take place. they are actually a bit onerous. according to the medicare trustees' report, propose reductions in spending actual strength in the long-term health of the medicare program. in fact, house republicans adopted many of the same cuts in their own budget. a point that bill clinton made rather effectively in his speech to the democratic convention. they argue that they devote savings to reforming
on what you are doing? i am with modern healthcare magazine. >> we are trying to look at the types of services that can be funded by medicaid. and the types of services that cannot be funded through that mechanism. so iran might use samhsa dollars for county, state or local dollars. and obviously for the relationship hud, the actual payment for the housing. the rent. the three agencies have been working closely together. along with the assistant secretary. attriting about how we can put together a vouchers, medicaid funding and non-medicaid funding to support a person and recovery and getting and maintaining housing. -- in recovery and getting and maintaining housing. >> i am from clinical psychiatry magazine. i have questions about synthetic drugs. a relaxed two or three years -- i was wondering if they are included in your survey. where they stand as far as your concerns go? >> do you want to comment on the synthetic drugs? we do not have the data. but what we are doing through our state authorities -- monitoring the presence of synthetic drugs -- r. gil kerlikowske, they want to
no benefits to americans. we have 40,000 employees in firms i am associated with to give health-care benefits appeared only part-time do not have health care benefits. that happens to be the same -- the same as your firm. a strike as you criticize me for. you know they were strikers of a company we were not investigated in -- invested in perry purveyed that -- you parade that are around as if it is my problem. i am a fan of the minimum wage. when will this end? [applause] >> i would have thought mr. romney would avast me what i was going to do for working families in massachusetts, how we would get our economy on the road, expressing differences, talking about the real measures that .ere going to affect children i will provide all the documents and you asked for. i hope you tell me where you provide health insurance for your companies overseas. finally, let me say this. it was set well yesterday. "he is a distinct , former matter. former centered -- former senator of united states. let's talk a lot health care, education, training, new jobs, infrastructure, our different visions for massachus
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